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The clever folks over at WirelessGoodness located an FCC filing today that indicates with a fair degree of certainty that a GSM version of the upcoming DROID RAZR is headed to either AT&T or US regional carriers, as the phone does not support T-Mobile frequencies. The filing doesn't say anything about the RAZR itself, but it does contain a part number matching the RAZR's unique non-removable battery, the first on a Motorola smartphone.

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While the phone will likely be renamed for regional carriers or an AT&T release, there's every reason to think it'll otherwise be pretty much the same phone. In fact, with the LTE radio removed, the GSM version of the RAZR could be even thinner than it's already svelte 7.1mm Verizon sibling, due to come out early next month (November).

MobileGoodness via TechCrunch

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  • jjrudey

    The versions that aren't Verizon are called Motorola RAZR.

  • Jeff Tarman

    according to product page, the phone has voice bands of CDMA, GSM, LTE & W-CDMA

    • David Ruddock

      No, this version only supports GSM 3G bands. It does not support LTE - only the Verizon version supports LTE, and it will not have GSM support. Whatever page you're referring to is likely not doing a good job explaining the fact that there are in fact going to be multiple versions of the device.

  • http://TheAndroidSource.com Chris Gustafson

    Going to Canada, Verizon has US exclusivity.

    Gotta Remember that Bell, Telus and Rogers all use the same bands as AT&T.

    • http://codytoombs.wordpress.com Cody

      I think you missed the detail about this discovery coming from the FCC. The FCC only applies to the United States. Canada has it's own version of the FCC which seems to be called "Industry Canada" (terrible name...)

      If the filing is with the FCC and the bands don't match T-Mobile, then the ONLY possibilities are for AT&T or the much smaller regional carriers. I'm going to take a leap the article doesn't and say that it isn't even worth Motorola's advertising expense to put this thing out on a smaller carrier, so it's pretty much a certainty that it's going to AT&T...

      • http://TheAndroidSource.com Chris Gustafson

        The FCC (OET) approves devices for Canada. They always have.

        Industry Canada is just the head of the CRTC (Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission), but CRTC doesn't approve cellular devices, they just regulate spectrum, carriers, landline, cable, etc. They rely on the FCC to approve cellular devices.

        Besides, Rogers confirmed that they are getting it, and do you really think AT&T is going to replace the Atrix 2 within a month?

  • Borche Georgiev

    Motorola please bring RAZR goodness to europe soon, I can't wait